The Chief Executive Officer of indulgent fashion brand Louis Vuitton purchased a home for $11.7 million on Allison Island in Miami Beach last year.  The South Florida waterfront property is a one-acre island property with 200 square feet of waterfrontage with a private dock, guesthouse, and tennis court according to the Wall Street Journal report.  

The house was originally listed for $13 million and purchased by the CEO for the just under $12million in January 2014.  Demolition of the existing home and construction of a new residence is still underway. Allison Island is unique residential 8.5-acre island in the Biscayne Bay with unobstructed access to the Atlantic Ocean.  Location, unique water access and privacy make this island highly desirable…

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Right now in south Florida we are enjoying some great holiday, weather. Quite different from the rest of the nation we are still enjoying warm sun with a nice mild temperature, which to Floridians is considered “winter time.” With the holiday break around the corner for kids here are some fun activities to try while the ocean waters might be too chilly for a dip: 

  1. Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf 

Another great idea for a kid’s night (or day) out on the town is mini golf and there isn’t a better one than Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf. Found in the heart of Jupiter, this fun mini golf course features big fountains, caves, dolphins and ships to work around while you’re golfing with the kids and family. They also serve food, beverages, wine and…

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One of the rewards of living in Palm Beach County, South Florida is going out to dinner with friends and family by boat. In our area, the Intracoastal Waterway is our marine highway. No restrictions on whether you are salt-covered from a day on the water or dressed for a romantic sunset cruise, in our area there is dockside bistro to fit your mood.

Here are some favorite spots:

Square Grouper Tiki Bar, 1111 Love Street, Jupiter on the Jupiter Inlet. 561-575-0252  This is a little piece of paradise, with beautiful water views of the Jupiter Inlet and its famous lighthouse, this local landmark boasts the 19-slip Castaways Marina and the most stunning scenery in the area. Wiggle your toes in the sand, catch a bite…

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The Red Reef Park offers 67 acres of pristine, oceanfront preserve right in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida. The park offers residents and guests a breath of fresh air! There are no high-rises along the Red Reef beaches, so you really feel like you’re back to basics. 

Things To Do In Red Reef Park

  • Snorkeling: You won’t need a boat to get out to the reefs! Beautiful, tropical reefs are abundant here in Red Reef Park and you can swim to them from the beach! These rock and reef outcroppings are teaming with vibrant reef fish, sea fans, corals, turtles, eels and even dolphins. 
  • Swimming: Lifeguards are on duty year round at Red Reef from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm so you know you swim safely. 
  • Fishing: One of the most popular pastimes at the park…

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During the holidays, people are so busy with planning family gatherings and prepping for the holidays that real estate purchases seem to fall on the back burner.  According to Forbes Business, the biggest big-ticket items purchased during this time are homes!

Forbes states, “About a million consumers will purchase a home from November to January this year”.  Did you know that according to the Case -Shiller Price Index, typical homes rise around 3% to 5% per year?  They are predicting this year; the gain will be a little bit stronger closer to 6%.  A shortage of inventory is partially to blame.  Thusly, indicating a seller’s market.  Nevertheless, hold on one minute…

Homebuyers must keep in mind that great deals can be had during this time. The…

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As the holidays surround us, we all understand that the gift of giving is traditional.

When determining what gift to give for the fishing devotee in your life, you may want to start with a more personal touch and plan time together in and on the water this holiday season! Many of the reasons why people love to go fishing are to have loads of fun with family and friends in an outdoor setting.

What better way to be outdoors in the nice cool and crisp air that South Florida offers, throw a line out and just wait and see what you pull up! Cool weather in South Florida is well known for sparking and activating the fish bite. Many families enjoy this time of year particularly for a fishing tradition and by appreciating all the benefits of being in nature…

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If you have had the privilege to own a piece of south Florida real estate, then you can attest to its superiority!  When you purchase a home in south Florida, whether it is Palm Beach, Hutchinson Island or Miami, you expose yourself to a better quality of life. Floridians have a way of enjoying the fun things in life, but who wouldn’t when you live in a year round paradise? With 6-month summers and cool winters, south Florida’s beaches are accessible all year. World class shopping, impeccable dining and five star restaurants are a plenty. Entertainment options are unlimited; you can see miles from the top of the famous Jupiter Lighthouse or go deep-sea fishing. If art is more your thing, there are wonderful museums from Palm Beach to the Keys,…

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Pull up a chair and get cozy for a night of spectacular proportions this Sunday! Across North America the night sky will show a “comic ballet” where you will be able to see a lunar eclipse. The moon will travel across the sky that will create a lunar eclipse unseen since 1982 and not to be seen again until 2033. 

A lunar eclipse like this one has only occurred five times since 1900. It has been named a “super moon.” It has been given the name super because of it is a moon in perigee- or the closest it will come to Earth in its orbit around the planet. The perigee is a monthly occurrence, however, Sunday’s perigee will mark the closest perigee of the year. According to Alan MacRobert, senior editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, the moon will only be…

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Fall is officially here and even though we don’t see the leaves changing or the sky getting grey, locals of South Florida love to celebrate this time of year. The weather stays mild and the skies blue and fall starts today. There is no better way to kick off the beautiful fall season than with the Jupiter Harvest Festival.

The Jupiter Harvest Festival offers its guest arts, food and an abundance of fun events for adults and children. This exciting autumn fest is taking place at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk in Jupiter, Florida on October 3rd.

Make sure you bring your appetite so you can enjoy all of the delicious treats the vendors will have to offer. There will be a donut eating contest and so much more. While you stroll around the festival…

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Weather this weekend in South Florida is predicted to be a nice forecast and should make for a great fishing weekend! There will be a light east/northeast wind, known to help push in the dolphin a bit closer to shore, but lately dolphin have been found from 8 to 15 miles offshore in South Florida.

There has been a lot of patches of grass and formed weed lines offshore, which is the usual dolphin trolling spread around these floating debris. However, just in case you do stumble upon a tripletail floating with the weeds, while you’re searching for the colorful dolphin, keep some cut up bait ready to throw, it will surely be picked up and gather some excitement on your trolling adventure.

There has been a mixed bag of kingfish, Bonita’s and even some…

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